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Icon Contest #10 - Custom Models/Skins

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by I3lackDeath, Jun 24, 2012.

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  1. I3lackDeath

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    Custom Models/Skins
    The contestants are to create 1 unit icon and 4 ability icons that fit the chosen custom resource.

    To avoid any fuss, ask the creator of your chosen custom resource for his/her permission. The submission rules apply.


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    • Active and disabled versions of all icons are required.
    • No plain screenshots (or shallowly modified) icons are permitted.
    • The icons must be made specifically for the contest. No previous works are allowed.
    • Blizzard icon naming conventions must be followed: BTNAttack*.blp etc.
    • Works in progress (WIPs) of the icons are encouraged as they keep the contest active.
    • The icons must be physically attached to a post when complete. (.blp files only!)
    • An in-game screenshot must be included with all submissions.
    • Judges may not participate in the contest.
    • No irrelevant, non-constructive or off-topic posts will be tolerated in this thread.
    • It is strongly advised that you keep your original large image files to prove your authenticity if the need arise to do so.


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    • First Place: 45 reputation points and your entry on the award icon
    • Second Place: 30 reputation points and an award icon
    • Third Place: 15 reputation points and an award icon



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    Blizzard Feeling Icons should be executed in such a manner that they can be implemented in a Warcraft map, compliment other Blizzard icons and replace the existing ones. 10%
    Theme Your icons should represent the aspects of your chosen theme. Variety between your icons is an important condition. 20%
    Creativity The icons' originality and uniqueness are vitally important. 35%
    Technical Note The quality of the icons is the most important thing (throwing a lot of elements in a 64x64 image will usually look crowded) 35%
    • 75 % of the winner shall be determined by the contest's appointed judge(s).
    • 25 % of the winner shall be determined by the results of a public poll.


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    • The contest shall begin on 25.06.2012 and conclude on 28.07.2012, 23:59, GMT
     
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  2. I3lackDeath

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    Important sidenote:
    I'd like all contestants to keep their final presentation as basic as possible to further keep poll influences to a minimum.
     
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    "The contestants are to create 1 unit icon and 4 ability icons that fit the chosen custom resource"

    Four ability icons? Only because ability icons are four and unit icon is one, this contest is going away from theme "Models and Skins" and becoming more like "Abilities for a custom Model/Skin and it's portrait". Anyway... People may create random ability icons, because many ability icons can fit the same model/skin. This will be a problem as contestants will have to think of abilities for Custom Unit/Skin. I hope people will try to keep ability idea reasonable enough to fit the unit/skin. So remember: ability icons must have some conection between model/skin, or your points will go down.

    Contastants may find it hard to draw a portrait of a Model/Skin, because it is harder than making ability icons. Feaces will lose proportions. Also, people will try to avoid complicate perspective and they will draw portraits with a front view. This is not creative enough. I dont sugest editing screnshots still, even if it will make your final work to looks like freehand.

    In general:
    This contest is not simple and many people will quit or not even join, so number of entries/contestants may be limited.
     
  4. I3lackDeath

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    This theme, the specifications included, has been chosen and formed by the potent contestants. They don't "have to think of abilities" if they don't want to. It's clearly stated that they can rely on existing abilities in that case.

    The above statment applies here aswell.
    Also, that's the whole idea behind it: people showing their skills and offer them possible improvement. It's one reason contests exist in the first place.

    I have tried my best to notify everyone I felt would be interested in this competition, but have only gotten reactions of a small portion of them.
    And mind you, they stated that they wanted these theme specifications.

    Additionally, I have asked enjoy for creating a site notification, so that this might reach all those I seem to have missed with my VM's.
     
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    I might join if I can get the work done after my exams. We will see.
     
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    ''BloodElf300 joins the 10th icon contest'' :D
     
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    I'll join as soon as i return home. (Monday)
     
  8. -Grendel

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    alright let's get this contest underway.

    EDIT: is it alright if i'm the creator of the model?
     

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    Yes, this does not violate any rule of this contest.
     
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    Now, this is a icon contest where contestants are to be creative! Does the chosen resource have to be a model/skin available on the Hive? Not that it matters to me, I'm definitely in on this - If I find the needed time that is :)
     
  11. I3lackDeath

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    Yes.
     
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    Hope everyone has a good contest.. i will be looking at this contest through and through!

    -Army
     
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    second icon, Mortifying Yell
     

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    Looks good but quick thought, the red seems so pixeld and distorted, not sure if you was trying to make it like that but i just wanted to point it out!
     
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    first post definitely needs more [tables]
    ... *cough*....
    just sayin'
     
  16. I3lackDeath

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    Would you mind to elaborate?
    I don't see how this is relevant to this contest.
     
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